WATCH: Walker Hayes Reluctantly Remixes ‘AA’ After Losing Football Bet

Alabama native Walker Hayes was less than thrilled on Monday evening (Jan. 10) when his beloved Crimson Tide fell to…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 11, 2022

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Alabama native Walker Hayes was less than thrilled on Monday evening (Jan. 10) when his beloved Crimson Tide fell to the Georgia Bulldogs during the College Football Playoff National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 

After losing a bet to David Pollack, an ESPN commentator and former linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, Hayes was forced to reluctantly change the lyrics to his single “AA,” removing the mention of his home state and instead shouting out Georgia, the new National Champions. 

“Alright y’all, I just thought I might as well just rip this off like a band-aid,” Hayes said in the clip as he began to strum his acoustic guitar. 


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Performing from a hotel room, Hayes then shared a remixed rendition of his latest single, “AA.”

“I’m just tryna keep my daughters off the pole / And my sons out of jail / Tryna get to church so I don’t go to hell / I’m just tryna keep my wife from figuring out / That I married up and she married way, way down / In Athens, Georgia where they love Kirby Smart,” Hayes sings, referencing the Georgia Bulldogs coach. “Tryna write a song the local country station will play / Hey, I’m just tryna stay out of AA.”

Hayes ended the clip with a message praising Pollack’s talent before he hesitantly cheered on the Bulldogs.


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“I also got to say wow, man, UGA, what a school. There’s a lot of talent coming through there. Kirby Smart, what a coach, but honestly… David Pollack man, the greatest commentator of all time, for real,” Hayes said.

Hayes concluded, ”Just hands down above the rest by miles and miles. Nobody’s even close, and you probably got to attribute all that talent from the schooling that he received at UGA down in Athens, Georgia, where they love Kirby Smart, especially right now. In all seriousness, great game, and go Dawgs, Ruff.”

The Georgia Bulldogs won their first national title in 41 years, clinching the win with a score of 33 to 18. Georgia finished the season with a 14-1 record, marking the most wins in school history.

Among the 68,311 fans in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium, artists such as Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Lily Rose were there to witness the historic win in person. While longtime Bulldogs fans Jason Aldean, Travis Denning, Thomas Rhett, Charles Kelley and more shared congratulatory messages, after watching from the comfort of their own home.

Hayes’ new project, Country Stuff The Album, officially arrives on January 21. The singer/songwriter will celebrate the release with the launch of his Fancy Like Tour

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